Confronting Climate Change: Risks, Implications and Responses

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This book, which was published in time for the Earth Summit in Brazil in June 1992, is likely to make a huge impact on the political and economic agendas of international policy makers. It summarizes the scientific findings of Working Group I of the IPCC in the first part of the book. While acknowledging the uncertainties in subsequent chapters, it challenges and expands upon the existing views on how we should tackle the problems of climate change.

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Scheduled for publication in time for the Earth Summit Meeting in Brazil, June 1992, this work summarizes the scientific findings of Working Group I of the IPCC in its first part and challenges and expands upon existing views of climatic change in the subsequent chapters.

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Confronting Climate Change is a guide to the risks, dilemmas and opportunities of the emerging political era in which the impacts of a prospective global warming could affect all regional, public and even individual decisions.This book reviews some of the most important impacts of global climate change--including effects on sea-level, food production, internationally shared fresh water resources and weather related disasters--and analyses the potential effects of rapid climate change on geopolitical relationships.

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